Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Inbox Week: Brick Floors

Image Courtesy La Dolce Vita

A lovely reader, Lynette, dropped me a line to give me a link to a new house in Houston, that Paloma featured on her blog, La Dolce Vita, a few months back. I am so drawn to these beautiful antiqued brick floors.... and look at the panelling and cabinetry..... and steps! You would have to hand over your first born to get that quality here in Australia. You can see the rest of the house on Paloma's blog, HERE.

Thanks Lynette... straight to the 'Next House File'!

Happy Tuesday! Blah, 7am Guitar Ensemble...5.25am.... I'm up and at 'em.... after a night of dreaming that my car went under in a flood.....that's because someone put a huge ding in it yesterday and drove off without leaving their details :(
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13 comments:

  1. My French place had fantastic old brick-on-edge floors polished by many feet - just wish I had had a vacuum cleaner there for it! There's nothing like the real thing though - brick 'tiles' leave me cold.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your car, some people have no scruples.
    I've never seen brick floors inside a house like this before. They're such a standout feature though, and really beautiful.

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  3. Those bricks look amazing. Sorry to hear about your car. Just think Kharma will one day get to that person! I hope today will be a better day for you! Mimi xx

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  4. So true about handing over your first born! A lot of builders here don't seem to be willing to think outside the box.

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  5. Oh no thats awful about your car A-Me. Did it happen in a shopping centre car park? The perpetrator will get his/her comeuppance one day.
    I have a theory about tradies. I think some have become trapped in their box because of the mundane here-we-go again jobs asked of their profession. Remember our plasterer A-Me, by the end of the ceiling makeover he stood back and declared how chuffed he was to see the finished product because it was out of the norm and while it was back breaking work he enjoyed the challenge. He even took a pic to show his wife and he had not bothered to do that for years!
    xxx

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  6. This is beautiful!! I have never seen this type of brick floor inside a house before and I love it.

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  7. It is a shame we don't have new homes with a bit more character. I too love all of the panelling and cabinetry work. A shame is does cost the earth. Sorry to hear about your car - so annoying! ;-)

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  8. Re your car. Karma to that person who drove off!!!
    Yes, love that floor!

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  9. AM You can get that quality here in Australia if you choose the right chippie. I think the other thing is, photographs can be deceiving. Saw a picture the other day of beautifully detailed pillars and cornice in a Hampton's style house in the US - couldn't believe it when I found out it was made of polystyrene!

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  10. Oh I agree Ani... but boy do you have to pay for it. I am in awe of what is 'standard' in America and Canada and what they get for their money. Our custom/ top of the range is almost their standard. Even their project builders produce masterpieces compared to our project home standards. A-M xx

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  11. Oh A-M you are so right when you say we couldn't get that kind of quality here in Aus...sad isn't it really?
    Thanks for sharing

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  12. Feeling your pain on the car. My car was also reversed into last week, no details....

    Love your blog!

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  13. Years ago I saw brick floors in an old house I had visited with a school froind and vowed to put them in my place one day...and I did. I had a family room/TV room extension built and had lovely second hand bricks layed for the floor. Love love loved em.
    Lesley

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx